Originally Posted by socalorado
Theres a legend (
) out there floating around, that when Elway went to meet with Steinbrenner, he was given a personal tour of Yankee stadium with his then girlfriend, soon to be wife.
Steinbrenner took them down on to the field, and the Royals just happened to be in town and were taking batting practice. George Brett was sitting in the royals dugout and some of the guys were talking to Elway about what he was going to do.
So some of the players wanted to see if Elways arm was as big as it had been advertised and while talking a little smack with him they challenged him to see how far he could throw a baseball.
So Elway stepped about 5 feet behind home base, got a running start, and threw it over the fence in centerfield. 1 throw.
After sitting there, watching this, George Brett said, "Man, i hope this kid plays football".
Didn't George Brett confirm this?
I thought the 30 for 30 was really well done. The subplots and stories surrounding that 83 draft were unreal:
-The Walsh contemplating trading Montana to get Elway
-The fact that if the league tampering story is true that Elway would have been a Raider
-Not to mention that probably 15-20 guys in that 83 draft would have been taken no. 1 overall last night.